Con­struc­tion In­dus­try Goes the Green Way Prod­ucts ex­hib­ited at CII - IGBC 2017

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The 15th edi­tion of CII-IGBC Green Build­ing Congress 2017 or­ga­nized in Jaipur from 4 - 7 Oc­to­ber 2017, saw a record turnout. The event was at­tended by na­tional and in­ter­na­tional del­e­gates, mem­bers of World GBC, com­pany rep­re­sen­ta­tives, in­dus­try ex­perts, tech­nol­o­gists, ar­chi­tects, ex­hibitors and vis­i­tors.

The event saw over 2,000 na­tional and in­ter­na­tional del­e­gates, and par­tic­i­pa­tion from global thought lead­ers who shared their suc­cess sto­ries and best prac­tices in over 20 ses­sions, and dur­ing panel dis­cus­sions with key in­dus­try lead­ers and fi­nan­cial in­sti­tu­tions. CII - IGBC 17 also hosted the Worldgbc’s an­nual mem­bers meet which was at­tended by CEOS and ex­perts from over 30 Green Build­ing Coun­cils. An ex­hi­bi­tion, held con­cur­rently, show­cased tech­nolo­gies and pro­cesses that are trans­form­ing the global con­struc­tion in­dus­try.

Ad­dress­ing the gath­er­ing at the in­au­gu­ral ses­sion, Shri. Ra­j­pal Singh Shekhawat, Hon’ble Min­is­ter for In­dus­try, NRI & Govt. En­ter­prise, Gov­ern­ment of Ra­jasthan, said that the Gov­ern­ment of Ra­jasthan is com­mit­ted to fa­cil­i­tate sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment of the State. It has in­tro­duced a slew of mea­sures, in­clud­ing 5% ad­di­tional FAR (Floor Area Ra­tio) for projects un­der JDA (Jaipur De­vel­op­ment Au­thor­ity). “It’s en­cour­ag­ing to see that Ra­jasthan has 83 IGBC reg­is­tered projects with a foot­print of 103 mil­lion sqft of green build­ings mak­ing it the role model for other states. Aware­ness about the im­por­tance and ben­e­fits of adopt­ing the green build­ing con­cept is very im­por­tant to fur­ther this growth. “IGBC is play­ing a pi­o­neer role in spear­head­ing the green move­ment in In­dia,” he said.

Shri Ga­jen­dra Singh Khim­sar, Min­is­ter for For­est, En­vi­ron­ment, Govt of Ra­jasthan, ap­pre­ci­at­ing CII’S sup­port to the State in its growth ini­tia­tives, said that In­dia, which is cur­rently the 2nd largest coun­try in the world with Green Build­ing foot­print of 4.68 bil­lion sqft, has the po­ten­tial to be the world leader soon. “Ra­jasthan

has taken a lead­er­ship po­si­tion in this area and can play a sig­nif­i­cant role in help­ing the coun­try to achieve IGBC’S vi­sion of 10 bil­lion sqft green built-up en­vi­ron­ment by 2022. The Gov­ern­ment of Ra­jasthan is glad to of­fer all pos­si­ble sup­port to IGBC in mak­ing In­dia a global leader in green build­ings,” he said.

In his spe­cial ad­dress, Ad­di­tional Chief Sec­re­tary, Ur­ban De­vel­op­ment & Hous­ing Depart­ment, Shri Mukesh Kumar Sharma, said that it was ap­pre­cia­ble that in the last 15 years, IGBC has fa­cil­i­tated 4.68 bil­lion sqft of green build­ing foot­print, and hoped that there would be more such green build­ing projects in the State in the fu­ture.

Ar. Tai Lee Siang, Chair, Worldgbc, said, “In­dia has made sig­nif­i­cant progress in pro­mot­ing the adop­tion of green build­ing prac­tice. To take it to the next level, we need to make green build­ing a part of our tra­di­tion by go­ing be­yond the busi­ness case.” He high­lighted the 3 Es of En­gage­ment, Ex­cite­ment and En­cour­age­ment. Through en­gage­ment, GBC would bring to­gether mem­bers of dif­fer­ent coun­tries who would carry on the spirit of sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment. Ex­cite­ment will be gen­er­ated upon hear­ing the suc­cess sto­ries of fel­low GBCS. Mem­ber coun­cils will feel en­cour­aged know­ing that they are not alone in the run for a green and har­mo­nious planet.

Speak­ing on the ac­com­plish­ments of WGBC, CEO Ms. Terri Wills said that green build­ing poli­cies have had around 60% im­pact. The Coun­cil is chang­ing the way build­ings are be­ing con­structed, and is play­ing a crit­i­cal role at the United Na­tions and is a sig­nif­i­cant con­trib­u­tor for cli­mate change. “The Asia Pa­cific re­gion, which in­cludes In­dia, is one of the fastest growth re­gions in the green build­ing space. Worldgbc is driv­ing the mis­sion of en­sur­ing green build­ing for “ev­ery­oneev­ery­where”. In­dia, one of the first found­ing mem­bers of WGBC, has been play­ing a vi­tal role in ac­cel­er­at­ing the global green build­ing move­ment,” she said.

In his wel­come ad­dress, Mr. V Suresh, Chair­man, Pol­icy & Ad­vo­cacy Com­mit­tee - IGBC, said that the 3-day event will prove to be a sig­nif­i­cant plat­form for world coun­cils to act to­gether for sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment. He high­lighted the need for

smart cities and AM­RUT cities adopt­ing green build­ing con­cepts, and re­quested the gov­ern­ment to con­vert ex­it­ing gov­ern­ment build­ings into green build­ings. “IGBC has been driv­ing ini­tia­tives with the sup­port of lo­cal IGBC chap­ters to in­tro­duce var­i­ous rat­ing sys­tems cus­tom­ized to meet the re­quire­ments of dif­fer­ent types of built en­vi­ron­ments, in­clud­ing IGBC green build­ing vil­lage rat­ing sys­tem. The green build­ing move­ment should not just be ur­ban-cen­tric, it should reach vil­lages and ru­ral parts of In­dia. Our ef­fort has been to cre­ate op­por­tu­ni­ties for mar­ket trans­for­ma­tion and make green build­ing af­ford­able to en­sure greater par­tic­i­pa­tion. IGBC as­pires to fa­cil­i­tate 10 bil­lion sqft of green build­ing foot­print by 2022,” he said.

The 4-day event was marked by sev­eral ses­sions, con­fer­ences and award cer­e­monies. Shri Ashok Jain, Chief Sec­re­tary, Govt of Ra­jasthan, chief guest at the cur­tain raiser, said that the large na­tional and in­ter­na­tional par­tic­i­pa­tion in­di­cates aware­ness and in­ter­est to­wards cre­at­ing a sus­tain­able built en­vi­ron­ment. He in­vited in­vest­ment in green projects in the State, specif­i­cally in- man­u­fac­tur­ing, real es­tate, tourism, IT and ser­vices.

The ses­sion also saw pre­sen­ta­tions by Arun Bha­tia, Chief Sus­tain­abil­ity Of­fi­cer of United Tech­nolo­gies Cor­po­ra­tion, John Mandyck, Di­rec­tor, Healthy Build­ings Pro­gram, Cen­tre for Health & the Global En­vi­ron­ment, Har­vard Chan School, and oth­ers.

GBC was also the plat­form for the launch of In­dia’s first rat­ing sys­tem for Green­ing of Ex­ist­ing Cities — IGBC Green Cities Rat­ing (for Ex­ist­ing Cities). A rat­ing sys­tem for Green Af­ford­able Hous­ing, Green New Build­ing (Ver­sion 3.0) and Green In­te­ri­ors Rat­ing Sys­tem were also launched. IGBC Healthy Build­ing Rat­ing pro­gram eval­u­ates build­ings on the met­rics of peo­ple-cen­tric de­sign, and on the in­cor­po­ra­tion of ele­ments that ad­dress en­ergy con­sump­tion, wa­ter use and waste man­age­ment.

Mous were signed with the In­ter­na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Plumb­ing and Me­chan­i­cal Of­fi­cials & In­dian Plumb­ing As­so­ci­a­tion (IPA) and Cli­mate Project Foun­da­tion. Speak­ing at the side­lines of the event, Mr. Parasu Ra­man Chair­man, Green Prod­ucts & Ser­vices Coun­cil & Found­ing Chair­man, IGBC said that In­dia’s ready-mix con­crete in­dus­try is em­brac­ing green con­cepts. This will re­duce Green House Gas (GHG) emis­sions by 1.5 lakh tons per year. He added that CII along with Ready Mix Con­crete Man­u­fac­tur­ing As­so­ci­a­tion, Qual­ity Coun­cil of In­dia and In­ter­na­tional Fi­nance Cor­po­ra­tion is de­vel­op­ing Green­pro Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion for ready-mix con­crete.

Con­cur­rent ses­sions were held on Af­ford­able Hous­ing, Green Schools and Green Hos­pi­tals Prod­ucts & Tech­nolo­gies. The ses­sion on Green Hos­pi­tals aimed at high­light­ing the im­por­tance and ben­e­fits of in­cor­po­rat­ing green fea­tures in hos­pi­tals which would re­sult in faster re­cov­ery, en­ergy man­age­ment and less gen­er­a­tion of waste. IGBC in its con­tin­ued ef­forts to in­spire young minds and en­cour­age them to come up with in­no­va­tive and fu­tur­is­tic green ideas, an­nu­ally con­ducts Green Your School con­test sup­ported by Car­rier-toshiba. CI­I­IGBC also or­ga­nizes the an­nual Ar­chi­tec­tural De­sign Com­pe­ti­tion sup­ported by Daikin.

Shri Ashok Jain, IAS Chief Sec­re­tary, Gov­ern­ment of Ra­jasthan ad­dress­ing at the Cur­tain Raiser on 4 Oc­to­ber 2017

Shri Ra­j­pal Singh Shekhawat, Hon’ble Min­is­ter for In­dus­try, NRI, Govt. En­ter­prise, DMIC Gov­ern­ment of Ra­jasthan ad­dress­ing the in­au­gu­ral ses­sion

Re­lease of IGBC Healthy Build­ing Rat­ing Sys­tem

Win­ners of Green Your School Con­test 2017

Shri Ra­j­pal Singh Shekhawat, Hon’ble Min­is­ter for In­dus­try, NRI, Govt. En­ter­prise, DMIC Gov­ern­ment of Ra­jasthan pre­sent­ing IGBC Green Cham­pion Award for In­dian Rail­ways to Shri A.k.tewari Ad­viser (ENHM) Rail­way Board, Min­istry of Rail­ways

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